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Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Guest Post with Daniel & Dina Nayeri and CONTEST!


Today I'd like to welcome brother-and-sister team Daniel and Dina Nayeri, co-authors of the novel, Another Faust , which is a re-imagined take on the Faustian bargain.

TEN WAYS TO TELL IF YOU'VE ACCIDENTALLY WOKEN UP IN A BRAND NEW HOUSE WITH THE DEVIL AS YOUR GOVERNESS


10. When you breathe on the glass doors of the Kwik-E-Mart it doesn't fog up, and you just don't find Itchy And Scratchy episodes funny anymore.

9. You find the idea of punting a small dog across the yard amusing.

8. You wake up with a start and go, "Oh. Em. Gee. Red Rum is MURDER backwards!!!!"

7. You freak out the first time you go to the bathroom, until someone reminds you that you had beet salad for dinner the night before...and THEN you remember the salad dressing was blood.

6. The only mail you ever get is addressed to "The Seventh Circle of Hell"...and it's only ever the OfficeMax catalog.

5. Your nanny demands that you call her a governess...and when you tell her no one says "governess" anymore, she threatens to break your hamster's finger. And when you tell her you don't have a hamster, she says, "Oh, you will be!" and cackles off before you can figure out what that means.

4. Your alarm clock sounds like a little girl laughing in a dark forest, and the snooze button is the volume up button.

3. Girl Scouts get your order wrong and instead of thin mints, they deliver great green globs of greasy grimy gopher guts...plus those crappy lemon ones.

2. Your chore list becomes stuff like, "Clean out the basement, but be evil about it," and "Dance, my soul-less puppet, Dance!"

1. When you invite people to your house they say, "You mean the house full of all the dead kids?" and you say, "I'm not dead." And then you go, wait a minute, maybe I didn't survive that plane crash...and then they interrupt and say, "Oh, no, you definitely survived. I just meant dead *inside*."

And there you have it!

Thanks Daniel and Dina!



A devilish debut by a brother-sister team invites us into the world of the elite Marlowe School, where some gifted students are having a hell of a year.

One night, in cities all across Europe, five children vanish — only to appear, years later, at an exclusive New York party with a strange and elegant governess. Rumor and mystery follow the Faust teenagers to the city’s most prestigious high school, where they soar to suspicious heights with the help of their benefactor’s extraordinary "gifts." But as the students claw their way up — reading minds, erasing scenes, stopping time, stealing power, seducing with artificial beauty — they start to suffer the sideeffects of their own addictions. And as they make further deals with the devil, they uncover secrets more shocking than their most unforgivable sins. At once chilling and wickedly satirical, this contemporary reimagining of the Faustian bargain is a compelling tale of ambition, consequences, and ultimate redemption.

Another Faust was released in August and is in stores now.

(You can check out my review of Another Faust HERE).


Would you like to win a finished, hardcover copy of

ANOTHER FAUST and a BOOK POSTER?

Of course you would!

TO ENTER:

Leave a comment along with your email address.

Contest Ends October 1st 2009 (US Residents Only Please)


94 comments:

Park Avenue Princess said...

I just heard about this because I follow you on Twitter and of course I'd LOVE to win! Please enter me and Thank you for hosting this contest!

Amy *Park-Avenue Princess*

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haleyknitz said...

haha oh now i want ot read this :D

posted at twitter (twitter.com/haleymathiot)

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JMom said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Loved the ten ways to tell list :)

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Valerie said...

Would love to win this!

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Color Online said...

Please enter Color Online, cora_litgroup@yahoo.com

Tweeting this now.

Anonymous said...

This sounds like an awesome read! Would love to win this. Thanks for posting. I am also a follower on Twitter. RT'd this as well @wendyreads09

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Wendy C.

The Bookologist said...

I have been really looking forward to this one!

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cait045 said...

This book sounds really cool and the cover is amazing.

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Orchid said...

Another Faust sounds really, really good! Please enter me. :)

I put a link on my sidebar

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Sara said...

I've heard a lot about this book and am very interested in reading it for myself! :)

+1 linked to sidebar @ http://thehidingspot.blogspot.com

Thanks for the contest!
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Nely said...

Oh but this was hilarious. I'm reading this the moment it comes out. Sounds fantastic. Count me in for the giveaway - but I'm definitely reading this.

Nely
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Fantastic Book Review said...

I enjoyed reading this book! Please enter me - I love #3 about the Girl Scout cookies!

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Katie said...

Enter me!
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Jessica Kennedy said...

Wow. Maybe because I didn't like the book much I found that list......nothing positive to say so I'll keep quite!

Please don't enter me but I'll put this on my sidebar and in my Roundup post.

jpetroroy said...

Please enter me!
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Melissa said...

Please enter me

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Neas Nuttiness said...

This one sounds really interesting, so please count me in. Thanks

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Megan said...

This book looks good! Thanks!

Megan
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Linna said...

I love the cover and I really want to read this book. Please enter me. :D

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Dani. said...

Another Faust looks like an amazing collaboration of awesome in the form of a book!
Can i get a whoop,whoop for awesome. :)
Dani.
lightningstreak123@comcast.net

Extras:
+1: Posted on sidebar-
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Sita said...

I got to see "Faust" a few years back and I LOVED it. Saw this book in B&N a few days ago and it looks awesome! I would love love love to win it.

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Kate said...

I have been dying to read this book. It looks amazing. Thanks for the interview as well. Very nicely done.

+1 tweeted
http://twitter.com/neshelf/status/3870076905

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Jaime said...

This sounds like a wonderful book, can't wait to read it
Jaime
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Sheila (bookjourney) said...

LOL this was really great!

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Erica said...

I would love to enter! Please eneter me :)

:) Erica
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celi.a said...

Oh, those 10 reasons were hilarious! I was laughing and getting strange looks by the last one...

Please enter me for the book & poster - they look awesome!

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Jenn said...

Lol, great interview! (:
And I would love to win the book and poster, they both sound awesome.

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Shawna said...

Shawna Lewis
weloveourdogs@juno.com


Oh thanks so much for the interview/review of this book it just confirmed how much I really want to read it!!!!

I posted this on twitter http://twitter.com/theblindcupid/status/3874036420

Heidi V said...

This sounds like a book for me!

Thanks
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Bianca said...

I would love to be entered!!

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Brenda said...

I'd love to win, who wouldn't!

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Brenda said...

I've posted this to my blog -
dancealertreads.blogspot.com


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Brenda said...

I'm a follower through google reader!

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Casey said...

I love the list, it was hilarious.

I also posted on my sidebar. http://casey62588.blogspot.com

Casey
paranormalfanatic@gmail.com

Michelle said...

I read Goethe's Faust back in college for one of my German literature courses. Great book, but this sounds like it will be so much fun! Please enter me in the drawing! jmchshannon@gmail.com

donnas said...

Sounds like a great book.

Posted to the sidebar here: http://donnasbloghome.blogspot.com/

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luckygirl1112 said...

Sounds good been waiting to read it.
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Margay said...

This sounds like an intriguing book - I can just imagine it being made into a movie someday.
Margay

Margay1122 (at) aol (dot) com

~The Book Pixie said...

I would absolutely love ton win this. It sounds so dark and interesting. Plus I loves the cover. :D

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~Briana
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Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to read this!!!
Thankyou!!

-Lindsay :D:D:D

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Misty said...

How neat is it to have a bro/sis writing team? Awesome. I definitely want entered to win!

~Misty (mbradenwf@gmail.com)

trishalynn0708 said...

Please enter me!

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J.T. Oldfield said...

This sounds awesome. Please enter me.

I'm tweeting about this.

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throuthehaze said...

Count me in please
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Ann Diana Dinh, said...

Sounds great!
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trishalynn0708 said...

Blogged:

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Debbie F said...

Please include me!
Thanks
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Debbie F said...

I tweeted!

@dcf_beth

Thanks
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Shellie (Layers of Thought) said...

Hey Kim -
I have linked this contest on my blog in a post, as well as tweeted it yesterday.
Layers of Thought's Gotta Love Give Aways
Thanks a bunch!
layersofthought{@}gmail{dot}com

Limerick said...

Lol, I liked number 8 and 2 on that list.
And I'd love to be entered!

I posted this contest on my sidebar also.

Thanks for the contest Kim!

Sarah
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Marian said...

With a cover like that, of course I would! :) Please enter me into the giveaway.

Marian - mdperera at hotmail dot com

Jess said...

I laughed at the whole list. :) The "dance my little minion dance" part really made me think of my grandma for some reason :]

Please enter me!
-Jess (findtimetoread @ gmail . com)

AND +1 extra - linked on my sidebar
http://www.findthetimetoread.blogspot.com

Miss Remmers said...

Sounds like an awesome read!

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+1 I tweeted via @MissRemmers

Anonymous said...

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Angie said...

The comment above is me. I forgot to include my email address...
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Lauren said...

I would love to enter!

Lauren
Laurenscrammedbookshelf@gmail.com

Debs Desk said...

Please include me in your giveaway.
Thanks
Debbie
debdesk9(at)verizon.net

Faye said...

i've heard so many good thing about this book!Awesome contest!

posted in sidebar
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Jen said...

This sounds like a good book.

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elnice said...

This looks like a good read. Thanks for the giveaways
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I Heart Book Gossip said...

Love this contest please count me in.

+1 Posted on sidebar.

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Salamandergrey said...

This looks yummy, can I have it?

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Anonymous said...

hope i win!!!


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cassandra conley

bridget3420 said...

I want to win:)

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Kristen said...

I have an ARC right now, but I would love a hardcover of it! :)

Kristen said...

Blarg! - email is: bittahsweetharmony@yahoo.com

bridget3420 said...

Blogged

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Lea said...

Ooh, what a great contest!

+1 sidebar
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Ladytink_534 said...

This sounds great! I'd love a chance to read it.
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Mandy said...

Thanks for offering this!

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jtcallaway said...

Count me in...it will be interesting to read a book written by a brother sister combo.

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Thank you!

Alice♥ said...

I love books with a dark hiden plot, plus this story offers this exclusive secert that anyone would love to be in on! I will link this to my blog!

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Beth said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me.

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Cherie J said...

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okigirl3 said...

I HAVE BEEN WANTING TO READ THE BOOK FOREVER!

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Vera said...

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Becca said...

Please enter me!

I blogged about it here:
http://completepoppycock.blogspot.com/2009/09/faust.html

thanks
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Addicted Book Reader said...

Awesome, thanks! I added to my sidebar. http://anaddictedbookreader.blogspot.com/
~Adrienne
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Zia said...

Sounds like a great book. Please enter me.

Zia
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purplg8r said...

Great contest! Please enter me!

+1 And I blogged about the contest here.


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Ashley said...

This looks like a really interesting book and I'd really love to read it.

I posted this contest on my sidebar.

-Ashley
razeldarling@gmail.com

Ashley said...

I'd love to be entered, thanks!
booksobsession(at)gmail(dot)com

+ Posted on my sidebar at http://booksobsession.blogspot.com

Emily Brown said...

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Bonus:
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facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1505077267&ref=profile

A Paperback Writer said...

Sounds funny!
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MUM said...

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+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/utah91960/status/4462701714

Marie
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Mystica said...

Saw the book and loved the cover.

Please count me in.

Mystica


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Paradox said...

Enter me! I really want to read this book!

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Thanks for the great post - I'm still laughing at some of those items! I'd love to read this book. Please count me in.
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**I linked at http://bookbutterflyangel.wordpress.com/contests/

~Jacqueline
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